Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

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Vintage Books, 1995 - Philosophy - 333 pages
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Pt. 1. Torture -- 1. The body of the condemned -- 2. The spectacle of the scaffold -- pt. 2. Punishment -- 1. Generalized punishment -- 2. The gentle way in punishment -- pt. 3. Discipline -- 1. Docile bodies -- The art of distributions -- The control of activity -- The organization of geneses -- The composition of forces -- 2. The means of correct training -- Hierarchical observation -- Normalizing judgement [sic] -- The examination -- 3. Panopticism -- pt. 4. Prison -- 1. Complete and austere institutions -- 2. Illegalities and delinquency -- 3. The carceral.
 

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Contents

The spectacle of the scaffold
32
PUNISHMENT
73
The gentle way in punishment
104
Docile bodies
135
The means of correct training
170
Panopticism
213
Complete and austere institutions
231
Illegalities and delinquency
257
195
266
The carceral
293
Notes
309
Bibliography
326
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Michel Foucault was born in Poitiers, France, in 1926. He lecturerd in universities throughout the world; served as director at the Institut Francais in Hamburg, Germany and at the Institut de Philosophi at the Faculte des Lettres in the University of Clermont-Ferrand, France; and wrote frequently for French newspapers and reviews. At the time of his death in 1984, he held a chair at France's most prestigious institutions, the College de France.

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